Kids’ Summer Art Workshops to Start in Mount Shasta

What: Kids Need Art summer workshops for children ages 8 to 12
When: Tuesdays through Thursdays, June 21-July 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Shasta Base Camp, 308 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd, Mount Shasta, CA 96067
Cost: $38 for each 3 day workshop

June 21-23: In the Mosaic Workshop, kids work with pieces of glass, tile, mirrors, broken dishes and more, to make garden art and other keepsakes. Bring your own treasures or use materials supplied. Learn design ideas, assembly and grouting. Take home completed pieces.

June 28-30: In the Printmaking Workshop, kids will experiment with shapes, patterns and design, and learn to design on fabric (bring a favorite t-shirt), become an artchitect and create a small city, and deconstruct vegetables to print on cards and envelopes.

July 5-7: In the Intro to Sewing and Designing with Fabric Workshop, kids will learn sewing and fabric design basics by cutting patterns and hand sewing stuffed toys and simple bags.

July 12-14: In Making Clay Masks, kids can make a powerful statement by creating their own unique clay mask. They will assemble masks from clay slabs, then embellish them with paint, feathers, jewels and other cool stuff. Kids will take home an expressive and unique art piece.

These 3-day workshops will be held at the Siskiyou Art Bus, which will be parked outside the Shasta Base Camp‘s new location on 308 S. Mt. Shasta Blvd in downtown Mount Shasta. Each Kids Need Art workshop costs $38 and runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Registration forms are available at the Siskiyou Arts Council Gallery located at 418 N. Mt. Shasta Blvd in Mount Shasta. For more information, call (530) 859-2309 or visit siskiyouartsbus.org.

The Siskiyou Arts Council would like to stress that kids need art because:

  • Art stimulates both sides of the brain.
  • Art teaches children to engage in creative problem solving and open-ended thinking.
  • 30 percent of children are visual learners.
  • Art enhances perceptual development.
  • Children who experience art read better and do better in math and science.
  • Art enhances self-esteem.
  • Art helps develop hand-eye coordination.
  • Children with early art and music training are better able to visualize complex mathematical problems and solve them creatively.
  • Art develops awareness of the physical environment.


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